Key NBA return-to-play dates for resuming 2019-20, offseason

Jun 26, 2020, 7:20 AM | Updated: 1:59 pm
Phoenix Suns forward Kelly Oubre Jr., right, celebrates his 3-pointer with head coach Monty William...

Phoenix Suns forward Kelly Oubre Jr., right, celebrates his 3-pointer with head coach Monty Williams, left, and Suns guard Devin Booker, middle, during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019 in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

The NBA has mapped out a 22-team gathering in Orlando to resume the 2019-20 season starting at the end of July.

Here is what the ramp-up to start looks like and when teams, including the Phoenix Suns, will play their eight guaranteed games to lock in seeding.

NBA Draft and 2020-21 free agency dates are also set.

June 15 — International players must return

June 22 — Players in United States must report to teams

June 23 — Head coaches can begin conducting individual workouts

June 23-30 — Coronavirus testing window and transaction window

June 27 — Two-way players can be signed by teams going to Orlando

July 1 — Rosters set

July 1-9 — Required individual workouts

July 7-9 — Teams arrive in Orlando. Suns travel on July 7

July 9-29 — Training camps will be conducted with three intersquad scrimmages included from July 21-29

Aug. 3 — NBA Draft withdrawal date

July 30-Aug. 14 — Eight seeding games to conclude “regular season”

Aug. 15-16 — Play-in tournaments, if necessary

Aug. 17 — Playoffs begin; Last day for players to enter the draft

Aug. 25 — NBA Draft Lottery

Aug. 30 — Family/guests of teams can arrive

Aug. 31-Sept. 13 — Conference semifinals

Sept. 15-Sept. 28 — Conference finals

Sept. 30-Oct. 13 — NBA Finals

Oct. 16 — NBA Draft

Oct. 17 — Player option deadline and qualifying offer deadline (Frank Kaminsky and Cheick Diallo options)

Oct. 18 — Free agency negotiating period begins

Oct. 23 — Free agency signing can begin

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